I have been at InsideCarolina watching the meltdown.
At first it was fun, but after awhile it made my skin crawl.
I think our team will have some real ups and downs this year. Let's remind ourselves that, when we have the downs, we should NOT make posts like some of those Carolina fans. These are young student athletes after all. I may have wanted to throw things at the TV during the FSU game like alot of us, but having read the vitriol at InsideCarolina, I don't ever, ever want us to be like that no matter how badly things are going on the court!
On the radio yesterday they were discussing the whole "What if Harrison Hit One More Shot?" segment from the TV broadcast. The producers are the ones that come up with these things. As a commentator, Bilas is forced to talk about whatever junk they put in front of him. So it wasn't his fault. The radio guys actually said they felt sorry for Bilas for being forced to make it sound like a viable point of discussion.
Here's a screen capture, for those who wish to wallow some more in the ridiculousness of it all
Ok, How can you possibly get mad enough to fight a man with a chainsaw?? I mean, that crosses the line from being angry to being down right insane. Maybe Roy should have said that I am crazy enough to fight a man with a chainsaw right now. But what do I know, maybe up in the mountains they get mad and go out and find guys with chainsaws to pick fights with???
I have watched GA Tech play several times this year, and this is the worst GA Tech team I can remember.
Identifying and recruiting talent is not synonymous with coaching. Coaching obviously also requires the development of a cohesive, integrated, and tenacious TEAM from talented individuals. I have been truly astonished at Coach Williams' inability to perform this crucial function last year and (so far) this season. I am not willing to suggest yet that this is a fatal pattern, but it increasing appears to be more than a single year aberration. Perhaps this is the "new" Carolina Way to complement Davis'/football's academic dishonesty and illicit financial dealings/recruiting.
I can't wait until roy starts blaming the Duke staff for his woes. His logic will be IMO probably something like, "you know it's Duke's fault for first identifying the recruits we 'stole' from them. If Duke had initially identified better targets to go after then my life would not be such a disaster".
I have been saying for a long time that Roy could not lead a duck to water. And since leadership is an intergral part of successful coaching, I find Roy very lacking as a coach. He seems to have the inability to get teams to do what he wants them to do. To me that is poor leadership. I am sure he knows a lot about basketball, but how seriously can you take a "coach" that tells a recruit that the last thing he wants to do is call a play? There may be a good reason he doesn't want to call a play!! When you watch UNC play notice how the team is totally unaware of score and clock. I cannot count the number of times UNC has come down the floor and taken a bad shot within ten seconds when they should have pulled the ball out and set something up to burn some clock and limit the other teams possession. They do it all the time. So either that is how they are coached, or they are coached not to do that and totally ignore the coaching, either way it is a poor reflection on Roy. He can get mad and pick fights with chainsaws if he wants to, but it is HIS fault. I promise you that if you were to switch Duke and UNC players, K would have the same record with UNC's team that he has now with Duke's and Roy would probably have even a worse record than he does now.... so go ahead and blast away at me, but that is my opinion and I am sticking with it!
The question I want to throw out there is whether or not we want Roy to stick at UNC for a long time and hopefully watch them flounder some more or would their program suffer even more if they had to endure a coaching change. Who would even be the top candidates for the job?
Of course, to be very honest about the situation, there is no question. Roy would pridefully retire before getting fired, and that would take, I think, several more seasons. No way they cut him loose anytime soon.
Lots of folks saying Roy's a mediocre coach and can't lead his team....
While there may be some truth to it, how in the heck did he do so well at Kansas and at UNC for the first several years? He had sustained success at both Kansas and (until very recently) UNC....he didn't just inherit some great talent and "luck out."
Is this just a little lull for Ole Roy? Or is something happening which is more profound?
Plus Roy would negate the basketball IQ or Nolan, and Kyle by insisting that they heave up a shot, any shot within 10 seconds of crossing mid court so he would not have to set up a daggum play!! Our guys would not play the defense they do now, because that is not a requirement on the hill. Now if he had Kyrie, he would do fine with our group of kids.
There is no way to settle this, but I truly believe that if K had UNC's team we would be ranked in the top 5 and a potential FF team.... Those kids would play pressure D, run a motion style offense, and would work the freakin ball into Zeller so he gets more than 6 shots against GT. Henson would rebound and kick out to Bullock or McDonald who could hit an open jumper. Barnes would have a clue on where to be and what to do. That and the fact he wouldn't be playing 10 guys 15 minutes every game for no apparent reason so they could develop some type of cohesion.
Last edited by oldnavy; 01-17-2011 at 05:52 PM.